Scripps Doctoral Students
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Education: M.S. Journalism, Ohio University, 2018; B.A. English, B.A. Journalism, Loyola University Chicago, 2013
Research: Journalism history, feminist theory, and critical cultural studies. Bailey’s research explores historical cases of women reporters’ experiences with trauma and the factors that mitigate the commodification of women’s stories in the media. Utilizing Catholic personalist philosophy and feminist standpoint theory, her master’s thesis examined the life and work of radical Catholic activist and journalist Dorothy Day, who was able to both access and create change within the male-dominated spaces of the Catholic Church and newspaper industry. Bailey’s research has received awards from the American Journalism Historians Association, including runner up for the 2018 Robert Lance Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper for “‘We Females Have to be Contented with the Tales of Adventures’: Gender Conformity in Dorothy Day’s Early Reporting.” She also won runner up for the Maurine Beasley Award for the Outstanding Paper on Women’s History in October 2018.
Teaching areas: Bailey has taught Introduction to Multiplatform Reporting and Writing at Ohio University. She has also worked as a teaching assistant for the Media and the Civil Rights Movement course and trip, as well as Ethics, Mass Media, and Society. She is a 2018 recipient of Ohio University’s Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award.
Professional experience: Prior to coming to OU, Bailey was based in Washington, D.C. and did press strategy, speechwriting, and advance staffing on a number of high-profile political and issue campaigns and tours. She has also worked on the metro desk for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the news editor of the Toledo Free Press.